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Family Support Advisor

Employer:
Easthampstead Park Community School
Salary:
BG-I 6 - £14,361 per annum, including London Fringe (£10.25 per hour)
Location:
Easthampstead Park Community School, Ringmead, Bracknell
Contract:
Permanent
Working Pattern:
Term Time
Hours:
32.5 hours per week. Core hours 8.30 am - 3.30pm – Monday to Friday, term time only. Although most work will be during these hours, some flexibility would be required for after school or evening meetings..
DBS Check:
Enhanced
Closing Date:
20/06/2019 at 09:00 AM
Reference:
Sec/19/100519
Easthampstead Park Community School

We are seeking to appoint a Family Support Advisor to join our Raising Standards team and work with parents and students to help remove barriers to learning and encourage positive engagement with school. The successful candidate will be an effective communicator, able to build rapport and trust with others. They will be self-motivated and passionate about doing whatever is required to support parents with ensuring their child attends school regularly, displays positive behaviours for learning and invests in home learning. They will be approachable, flexible; able to deal with sensitive and confidential situations and have empathy to connect with a wide range of people.

This is an exciting role that will make a real difference to many students and families living in the area.  Appropriate training will be provided to the successful candidate.

Easthampstead Park Community School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. All staff employed in the school must be aware that an enhanced Criminal Record Bureau check will be undertaken.

Bracknell Forest Council – Working for Equality.

Interviews to take place week commencing Monday 24 June 2019

 

Equal Opportunities

Bracknell Forest Council – Working for Equality. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

How to apply

Easthampstead Park Community School, Ringmead, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG12 8FS

Tel: 01344 304567

Please apply online. For enquiries please telephone our Personnel Officer on 01344 390826 or email recruitment@epschool.org for an application pack. Visits to the school are warmly welcomed.

We will only accept applications on Bracknell Forest application forms, please do NOT forward your CV.

Equal Opportunities

We are an equal opportunities employer and are committed to providing equality of opportunity to all. Our aim is to treat all employees and prospective employees with integrity, respect and consideration.

We aim to ensure that individuals are recruited, selected, trained and promoted on the basis of ability, job requirements, skills, aptitudes and other objective criteria. In this respect we will ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, marital status or disability, or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which are not covered by legislation or existing codes of practice.

Disability

We are a Disability Symbol User and as such have made a commitment to guarantee an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the essential criteria of the person specification.

To help us with our commitment to this guarantee, please indicate if you have a disability on your application form.

Safeguarding

Bracknell Forest Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children/young people and expects all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices share this commitment.

This position requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check because it involves contact with (or access to data concerning) children/young people/adults at risk. On your application form, you will need to tell us about any spent convictions, cautions, reprimands or warnings which may later appear on your DBS Certificate.

The Local Safeguarding Children’s Board (LSCB) has responsibility for working together to oversee the safety and well-being of children and young people in Bracknell Forest.

Pre–employment medical check

You may be asked about your physical ability to perform the job during interview. As a condition of the Offer of Employment, the successful applicant will be asked to complete an Occupational Health questionnaire from which our Occupational Health Advisor will assess your medical suitability to do the job. You may be required to attend a medical examination.

References

On your application form you will be asked to provide the names and addresses of two people who will provide a reference. At least one should be from your current/most recent employer. If you are not currently working with children/adults at risk but have done so in the past it is important that a reference is obtained from the employer by whom you were most recently employed working with children/adults at risk.

Employment references must be provided by your current or most recent line manager and will not be accepted from relatives or people writing solely in the capacity of friends. However, your referees may include someone you know with standing in the community i.e. a teacher, vicar etc.

We take up references for all shortlisted candidates and wherever possible we like to apply for these prior to interview.

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